Highway 63 head-on collision claims one life
Published Tuesday, June 23, 2015 8:50AM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, June 23, 2015 11:44AM MDT
Highway 63 fatal head-on collision
One person is dead following a two vehicle collision on Highway 63 near the community of Wandering River – located about 200 kilometers south of Fort McMurray.
Boyle RCMP said at about 6 a.m. on June 23, a pick-up truck and a semi tractor-trailer collided head-on.
According to police, the driver of the pick-up was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the semi was transported to hospital with serious, but non life-threatening injuries.
Police said the crash took place on a non-twinned portion of the highway, about one kilometer north of Wandering River.
An RCMP collision analyst was on the scene to determine the cause of the collision.
Officials said weather at the time was clear with early morning sunlight and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.
The identity of the deceased will not be released until next of kin have been notified.
Highway 63 was closed in both directions while emergency crews and police were on the scene.